New Delhi: Over 100,000 registers that keep records of track maintenance are set to become obsolete after the Indian Railways on Monday launched a track management system (TMS) that presents all information related to railway tracks on one centralized digital platform.

TMS is an electronic system where activities like track inspection, monitoring and maintenance will be done online. The system will decentralise data capture and help in swift dissemination of information. It provides alerts in the form of SMS and e-mails to all concerned officials—right from the junior engineer to the Railway Board.

The application has been designed in such a way that it can be used in mobiles, tablets, laptops and notebooks, according to railway spokesperson A.K. Saxena.

The technology was flagged off by railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday for all 68 divisions of the Indian Railways.

Under the scheme, laptops along with Internet connectivity or mobile data cards will be provided to all junior and senior engineers of the railways.

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